Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


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Joining the Climate Conversation

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In the immortal words of Bob Dylan: “The times, they are a-changin.” And by “times,” in this case, we mean the climate. The climate is changing across the Virginia Piedmont, and Albemarle County is taking a lead with bold steps ...
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a Black woman holds a wooden sign that says "Join the climate conversation"

Piedmont Environmental Council and Albemarle County Team Up to Share Latest Information on Expected Local Risks from Climate Change

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Contact:Kat Imhoff, Sr. Conservation FellowThe Piedmont Environmental Councilkimhoff@pecva.org; 540-347-2334 ext. 7050 Dr. Irène Mathieu, a pediatrician in Charlottesville, VA. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA. (JUNE 15, 2022) - In partnership with Albemarle County, The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has ...
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Albemarle Climate Action Videos

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“People notice that the weather is changing, and I think it’s our job as professionals and as community members to really sound the alarm—that it’s not just the weather, it’s the climate that’s changing.” - Dr. Irène Mathieu, UVA Health ...
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Prince William County Considers Land Use Changes That Encourage Sprawl

Prince William County Considers Land Use Changes That Encourage Sprawl

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Prince William County is evaluating three different land use changes that would introduce industrial and residential sprawl into the Rural Crescent, to the detriment of water quality, wildlife habitat, agriculture, historic resources, tourism and the rural atmosphere. Prince William adopted ...
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PEC Calls on U.S. Senators To Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline

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On Earth Day, The Piedmont Environmental Council joined 24 groups and 17 members of the General Assembly in a letter to U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner unequivocally outlining the environmental and social justice impacts of the Mountain Valley ...
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